Jeff Horner was elevated to an assistant coaching position for the 2015-16 season at UND after spending his first season with the program as the director of operations. Horner arrived in Grand Forks after spending four seasons as the head coach at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa.
The Mason City, Iowa native compiled a 70-27 and led the Tigers to a pair of state tournament appearances, including a runner-up finish in 2014. Prior to his transition to the coaching ranks, the former Iowa Hawkeye standout played professionally in Belgium and France as well as with the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League.
Horner was a four-year starter for the Hawkeyes and capped his career by being named the Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player in 2006 when Iowa defeated Ohio State in the title game. He ended his run in Iowa City as the program’s all-time leader in assists (612) and 3-pointers made (262). Horner’s 1,506 career points are just outside the program’s Top 10 list.
He prepped at Mason City High School for his father, Bob, and was named Iowa’s Mr. Basketball in 2006. Horner and his wife, Lindsay, welcomed a daughter, Siena, to their family in September.
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